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Submission + - Save Domain Privacy Tell ICANN Don't Expose WHOIS Data (respectourprivacy.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Did you know that your privacy rights are currently under threat? ICANN is considering introducing a rule that would impact all netizens. If you care about your online privacy, this is a big deal.

Under new guidelines proposed by MarkMonitor and other organizations who represent the same industries that backed SOPA, domain holders with sites associated to "commercial activity" will no longer be able to protect their private information with WHOIS protection services. "Commercial activity" casts a wide net, which means a vast number of domain holders will be affected. Your privacy provider could be forced to publish your contact data in WHOIS or give it out to anyone who complains about your website, without due process. Why should a small business owner have to publicize her home address just to have a website?

We think your privacy should be protected, regardless of whether your website is personal or commercial, and your confidential info should not be revealed without due process. If you agree, please contact ICANN right away and demand your right to privacy and due process. Let them know you object to any release of info without a court order. There's no time to waste — the close date for comments is July 7, 2015.

Visit our new site RespectOurPrivacy.com and we'll guide you through the process of calling or emailing ICANN. Thanks!

Submission + - Gaming Journalism In Disarray

An anonymous reader writes: The internet is awash with scandal today after accusations that game developer Zoey Quinn is exploiting the nepotism of the gaming industry by getting favourable coverage from people she has supposedly slept with. Garnering favours to push her game 'Depression Quest' through Steam's GreenLight platform, whilst attacking with DMCA takedown requests and legitimate female game developers.

Reddit is now also currently heavily censoring anything to do with the discussion thanks to her manipulation.

Whilst manipulation, corruption and illicit acts have corrupted old, mainstream media to the point that no one trusts it, are modern reporting methods and new media just as corruptible? Is Internet journalism at all trustworthy?

Submission + - Online pornography and search terms to be blocked by default in the UK

Idimmu Xul writes: The BBC is reporting that "Every household in the UK is to have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced". The new measures will apply to both existing and new customers.
Mr Cameron also called for some "horrific" internet search terms to be "blacklisted", meaning they would automatically bring up no results on websites such as Google or Bing.

Submission + - Twitter anger over bomb tweeter

Idimmu Xul writes: The BBC and NY Times are reporting that Tweeters have joined forces to support Paul Chambers, the man convicted and fined for a Twitter message threatening to blow up an airport. Thousands of Twitter users are retweeting his original joke message with the #iamspartacus tag in protest of the conviction. So far there have been no subsequent arrests for people doing exactly the same thing as Paul.

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